Like the latest polls in Iowa, Gallup's national daily tracking poll is suggesting that Newt Gingrich's star is finally coming back to earth.
The former Speaker of the U.S. House and GOP presidential candidate peaked at 37 percent in Gallup's national survey of registered Republicans earlier this month. In the latest poll, he has dipped below 30 for the first time in over a month. Although nationwide polling is essentially meaningless in presidential primaries, and this is also a survey of registered, not likely voters, the trend in Gallup's poll confirms what more reliable surveys have already suggested: Newt is losing steam.
The result, taken from polling conducted between Dec. 10 to 14, shows Gingrich at 29 percent, Mitt Romney at 24 percent, and Ron Paul at 10 percent.